Battle talks return visit to Indiana

2016 guard Tyus Battle is in Bloomington for the second time in six months. He tells why he likes the Hoosiers.

Tyus Battle liked Indiana so much when he visited for the Michigan game in February, he just had to come back before school starts up again.

Battle, one of the top guard prospects in the 2016 class, arrived in Bloomington on Tuesday afternoon and will continue his second unofficial visit through Thursday night.

Battle is a New Jersey kid, but he's got a number of Midwest Big Ten schools pursuing him. He told on Tuesday night that he will take unofficial visits to Michigan on Sept. 7 and Ohio State on Sept. 21.

But to this point, Battle said Indiana is the school that has been recruiting him the hardest in the Big Ten.

"I love the history of the program and the way coach [Tom] Crean develops his players," Battle told "It just shows how much better I can get as a player, how much he knows about the game. He had Dwyane Wade and all those players. He has a lot of knowledge of the game."

Battle, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, said he watched Indiana's team practice on Tuesday afternoon and expects to participate in an open gym session on Wednesday.

"It was intense," Battle said. "They go real, real hard for about 30 minutes because of NCAA rules."

As he continues in his development, Battle said he wants to improve his consistency and try not to take any plays off.

He'll be just a sophomore in high school when school starts on Sept. 3, though, so he's got plenty of time to work on those things.

"The AAU season went well," Battle said. "I felt like my leadership and 3-point shot got a lot better. Now I just need to work on being more consistent.

Battle also owns offers from UCONN, Miami, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Villanova, among others. Top Stories